The Dennes Room

Philosophy 2

Spring 2011

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
2 Individual Morality & Social Justice Kolodny TuTh 8-9:30 160 Kroeber

We will survey the basic questions of moral and political philosophy, as well as some classic attempts to answer them. We will ask, among other things: What is the morally right thing for me to do? Why should I do it? Is there a fact of the matter what it is, or does it just depend on my feelings or upbringing? Why should I do what the government tells me to? Why should I tolerate alien moral beliefs and practices? We may read, among others: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, Mill, and Nietzsche.

Previously taught: SU10D, SU10A, SP10, SU09D, SU09A, FL08, FL07, SU07D, FL06, SU06A, FL05, SU05D, SP05, FL04, SU04D, SU04A, SP04, FL03.